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    Re: 3lbs package of bees purchase 4/2013

    Of the three I bought last year, one never suerceded, another did twice and the last is currently on their 4th queen... :-/ Perhaps it just felt like it was constant.
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    Re: 3lbs package of bees purchase 4/2013

    I bought three packages from them last year and two of them were docile and one was very aggressive. However, they supercedured the initial queen and a few months later they calmed down. I have...
  3. Thread: Spring Varroa

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    Spring Varroa

    I read this on John Seaborn's site, wolfcreekbees.com and this is what he recommended for Varroa. Has anyone tried any of the following, should I try them all or is there one that is the most...
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    Re: I would like a mentor

    great suggestion, I'll do that
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    I would like a mentor

    I live in Nashville (Old Hickory), TN and would love to have a mentor. Is there a forum on beesource where mentors and students could find each other? My local club meets at a time that I can't...
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    Re: Spring Supercedure

    Another option would be to take a frame of eggs from a hive whose queen is good and put it in the queen-less hive - then cut out the queen cells? That would give her a little more time so more drones...
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    Re: Spring Supercedure

    @Michael Bush

    So you would suggest just letting the hive rear a new queen as opposed to buying one? Thanks for your help on this.
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    Re: Spring Supercedure

    There are many capped drone cells, but I didn't see any drone around the hives.
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    Spring Supercedure

    One of my queens just died or swarmed. I checked two weeks ago and all was fine and then I checked yesterday and no eggs, larvae and there were two capped queen cells on the same frame. I don't think...
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    Swarming this late?

    I looked in one of my hives yesterday and saw capped queen cells everywhere. They were mostly at the bottom of frames but I did see some in the center as well. They were getting a little tight before...
  11. Re: Need some help understanding a queen problem

    I am also having queen issues. I think that one of my queens has been supersedured and they are forming queen cells. However, there are a cluster of about queen cells in one area - see pic below. I...
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    Re: Antsssssssssss !!!!

    I tried cinnamon yesterday around my hives and today there was a huge explosion of ants! It was almost like the cinnamon drew the ants. The ants are drowning by the hundreds in my hive top feeder. I...
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    Supercedure Cells - pic included

    I installed this hive from a package on April 17th on bare foundation. The brood pattern of this queen has always been spotty in comparison to my other hive. Yesterday I noticed about 7 queen cells...
  14. Thread: gaps in supers

    by jwsjeff
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    gaps in supers

    I was given some old supers from a friend who had been beekeeping for many years. I have been cleaning them up, repainting, etc. I had a question about how they stack, they don't sit very well in...
  15. Re: Any ways to reduce facial swelling from stings?

    I just got stung last week on the forehead. I read for hours trying to find anything that would make the swelling go down. I tried ibuprofen, benydrel, ice and even tobacco. It just took time for me....
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    Re: Supercedure Cell

    Great, thanks. There is nothing in the cell and there is Russian in their genetics. I will just keep monitoring it.

    I also got stung yesterday. I was walking away from the hive and took off my...
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    Supercedure Cell

    I saw what I think is the beginning of a supercedure cell today. The hive was started from a package and installed on April 17th. They are starting from bare foundation and have drawn out 6 of 8...
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    Re: expanding by splitting or buying

    I am running all mediums, 8 frames with small cell foundation. I got both packages on April 17th and they have both completed drawing out the first brood box. I added another brood box to one 2 days...
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    expanding by splitting or buying

    I currently have two hives started this year from packages. I have enough equipment for 4 hives so I had planned on buying two packages in April (which I did) and two more in May. Both of my hives...
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    Re: frame positioning

    thnx beeCurious. I have done a lot of reading on small cell and am starting with 4.9 bees on small cell foundation. I didn't do any reading on narrow frame before I installed packages. The narrow...
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    contents of better beetle blaster

    I am using better beetle blaster for SHB control. The instructions say to fill it with vegetable oil but I've also heard of others that use hydrogenated lime. I thought this would be a liquid but it...
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    frame positioning

    I had a local bee keeper tell me that when putting frames with foundation in a super the ordering is important. For instance, in an eight frame super, half of the frames should face one direction and...
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